Monday, January 23, 2023

REVIEW - ORIGINAL SIN by Elizabeth Miller

She met the priest outside the confessional as the sounds of gunfire interrupted her confession. Vivienne Cabello sought him out weekly for absolution...murder, corruption, human trafficking. And he tells her each week that her father's sins aren't hers to bear.

The closest that Vivi came to being at peace was while volunteering at the Mission in Brooklyn. She is preparing a meal for the hundreds that are expected when her friend Sam turns up the TV in the Mission kitchen. Bruno Angelini was dead...he had been pulled out of the Hudson River.

Sam whispers asking if he had called the hit. She didn't need to say anything else because Vivi knew what she was asking. Her father Vigo Cabello was the biggest mafia king on the East Coast. Drugs, guns and money laundering that spanned 11 countries and the largest human trafficking network in the world...a true monster.

She hears childish squeals as the outer doors open and looks up to see her mother with arms full of flowers and gifts for the children. Her mother Simone promised that they would be free and whispered in her ear that she had plans in place...and then the lights go out and the only light is from the flashes of machine gun fire...and her mother lying dead in her arms.

Luca Mancini was a hitman and Vigo wanted Simone's secrets. Secrets that Vivi held. But Vivi wasn't the only one with secrets.

I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed this book. It is very well written and the characters are fully developed and relatable. I first want to say that if you don't like books with cliffhangers beware because this story leaves you hanging.

This has to be one of the best mafia romances that I have read. This story grabs you from word one and the storyline has twists and turns and shocking revelations. Vivi isn't the normal Mafia Princess that you read about - she hates the world that she was born into and will do anything to escape. Luca made a pledge to the mafia king and will do anything to keep his promise.

This book is action-packed, full of danger and suspense, violence and steamy hot chemistry. If you have triggers for sexual violence and abuse this dark romance might not be for you, but wow! I can't wait to see what happens next.  This is my first time reading Elizabeth Miller and it won't be the last.  Highly recommend!

ORIGINAL SIN is book one of THE SINNERS Duet

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